You might have friends coming over for brunch, perhaps you need a quick dinner that can double as lunch tomorrow or maybe you’re looking for frittata recipes that are easy to freeze. Well, these delicious tart and frittata ideas have all your cooking needs covered.
Easy and undoubtedly delicious, tarts are not only simple to make, but they use ingredients that are most likely already in your fridge, freezer or pantry.
From a sweet and savoury Pear and Caramelised Onion Tart to everyone’s favourite Veggie Slice with Zucchini, we have some delicious recipe ideas that will no doubt inspire you to create in the kitchen.
Here are a few tips to inspire you to create a delicious tart or frittata:
Which pastry should you use in a tart recipe?
Shortcrust, puff or filo? Which pastry is best for a tart recipe? The answer is all in the type of tart you are making. Here is a guide:
Shortcrust pastry: A crumbly, buttery type of pastry that holds shape well. Shortcrust doesn’t rise, so it is perfect for flans and quiches.
Puff pastry: Light and flakey pastry, that, as the name suggests, will “puff” up when baked. Try this type of pastry in upside down tarts and canapés.
Filo pastry: A very thin, extra flakey pastry that is used in layers. Try filo in free-form tart recipes.
What is the best pan to use for frittata recipes?
You need to choose a pan that works well on the stove top as well as in the oven. Try a heavy duty, shallow cast-iron pan or a good quality stainless steel pan with a metal handle.
These pans are essential as you will start your frittata off on the stove and bake until the top is set in the oven.